Lake District

Home of Beatrix Potter, dramatic landscapes and fascinating history.

Discovering the house at Sizergh

Exhibitions in the Lake District - Autumn 2018  

We've plenty of exhibitions to keep curious minds busy this autumn. Discover the secrets of Cecilia Strickland at Sizergh, uncover a lesser-known side to Beatrix Potter at Hill Top, and unearth the extraordinary role played by nature in the First World War at Wordsworth House.

Family cycling together in the Lake District

Cycling in the Lakes  

Tour of Britain 2018 is just around the corner - so if you're feeling inspired to dust off your bike and get out and about, check out our cycling holidays and trails in the Lakes.

Commemorating WW1 in the Lake District 

We were gifted England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike and 13 other Lake District summits as war memorials to look after on behalf of the nation.

Herdwick sheep in Langdale in Cumbria

Farming in the Lake District  

We're proud to care for over 20% of the Lake District National Park, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. That includes 90 farms and as much as 70% of the world’s Herdwick sheep.

The Potter family at Wray Castle

Women of the Lake District 

Meet the women of the Lake District - we're sharing their stories and experiences with exhibitions at our places in the Lakes.

A view over two lakes

The 13 valleys of the Lake District - a new World Heritage Site 

The Lakes is home to 13 valleys. Read about the history of each of them, and how they make up the World Heritage Site.

What's new in the Lakes?

Where will you explore today?

early morning view of Tarn Hows looking north west

Our principles for looking after the Lakes 

The Trust's seven principles for looking after the Lakes